Ian signed off tonight with his goodbye speech and reminding he will return to host the c2c second Sunday of the month shows and probably some Noory fill-ins during the new year.
Thanks for the photo, Morgus.
Ian's sign off kind of baffled me. I wasn't quite sure how to read it. I'm out of here . . . except . . . . I am a ghost except. . . . I'm bucking tradition. . . I'm not like Oprah, or Regis, or Mary Hart.
I have no idea what Oprah, Regis, or Mary Hart did, but I surmise from Ian's goodbye speech that they all left doors open to their return. Why say he was doing things differently, then add the exceptions? Contract fulfillment? Then why keep the twitter contacts going?
Dunno. In the end, I decided there was something in Ian's sign-off that said:
"Coast to Coast is dead. I'll fulfill any contractual obligations I have. Other than that, I'm glad to be out of there. My life is moving on--in other directions."
Maybe it was New Year's nostalgia and sentimentality, but for the first time I believed those who have said we'll hear that soon from Knapp. Guess I'm late to the funeral, but I was left just kind of, well, feeling like we've got nowhere to go from here but down.